Expectations concerning the durability of coatings are high. Pre-treatment and painting processes need to be executed within narrow process windows and costs minimized. Coating specialists have to take these considerations into account as they find ways of processing paints reliably at low cost. The choice and use of the right testing method is crucial to success – not an easy task in view of the abundance of testing and inspection methods, norms, guidelines and in-house inspection requirements.
We differentiate between the following situations:
Fraunhofer IPA is a neutral institute that conducts application-oriented, realistic research and development work as well as providing services. Over the years, the painting technology department has continuously installed state-of-the-art equipment in its test laboratories and conducted development work.
Services provided by the test laboratory at Fraunhofer IPA include:
Within the scope of planning and optimization projects, we help you analyse and assess coating technologies and rationalization potentials: